Crude processing industry operation profile requires a high concern for occupational health and safety, these being among the priorities and preconditions for a successful company.
In terms of occupational health and safety, Company’s standards and existing practice go beyond the existing legal obligations to ensure efficient risk management. To ensure security of engaged contractors, they are required to strictly adhere to Company’s standards.
NIS strives to reduce the number of identified risks with the introduction of new technological improvements
The analysis of HSE data and key indicators, for a five-year period, between 2010 and 2015, determined that taken measures and activities contributed to the increased safety in the Company. Thus, the number of accidents (from RAR category) reduced by 48%, the number of environmental accidents by 18%, the number of injuries at work with lost days by 50%, whereas the number of fire cases reduced by 44% in spite of the constant increase in the transparency of reporting on negative phenomena.
NIS strives to reduce the number of identified risks with the introduction of new technological improvements. The OHS issues are covered with in a formal agreement with the trade union and defined in the Collective Agreement. The Company’s management and employees improve HSE performances with their personal example and actions, and demonstrate commitment to HSE principles.
The commitment of the Company to do business by adhering to the principles of socially responsible behaviour and only the suppliers (and their subcontractors) that meet the legislation of the Republic of Serbia have an opportunity to participate in tenders and procurements conducted by the Company.
NIS conducts a process of HSE prequalification of suppliers in order to improve the practice in the field of OSH, EP and FP. Such a practice contributed to the fact that many suppliers for this reason raised the level of safety in their companies to a higher level.
Safe working contitions for all the employees and business partners are one of strategic objectives of the Company and this area is one NIS’ priorities
In 2015, activities aimed at improving knowledge, raising awareness and development of employees’ competencies continued at all levels. Both internal and external trainings were organized at the corporate level, aimed at improving knowledge and raising awareness of the employees in the field of НЅЕ. In 2015, three main directions of improvement referred to: the improvement of the quality of investigations of events, increased participation of managers in site visits and communication with the employees on safe and unsafe activities, raising awareness and improving knowledge of the employees of basic risks that surround them in everyday work, in order to help them perceive and recognize them.